Villa withdraws from Spain squad

David Villa has been ruled out of Spain’s match in Liechtenstein on Tuesday night after suffering an adductor strain in training.

The New York City striker earned his first call-up to the Spanish national team since the 2014 World Cup for the games against Italy and Liechtenstein, and made a cameo appearance during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Azzurri.

“Having monitored the strain suffered by David Villa in this morning's [Sunday] training session, it was decided that the player would leave the squad and not travel to Liechtenstein,” read an RFEF statement.

“The national team's medical services have informed his club.”

The former Valencia and Barcelona striker remains on 98 caps for his country, and is La Roja’s all-time record scorer with 59 strikes.

Villa was recalled to the national team after bagging 19 goals and providing nine assists for his side in the current MLS season.

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